MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — David Tuck, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Penn State Harrisburg to share his story and experiences at noon on Sept. 26 in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. This event is free and open to the public.
Tuck was born in Poland and was only 10 years old when Germany invaded in September 1939. In the spring of 1941, he was deported to Posen, a labor camp in Poland, then to Auschwitz in August 1943, where he worked in a subcamp called Eintrachthütte in a factory building anti-aircraft guns. In January 1945, Tuck was deported on a train to Mauthausen in Austria, a brutal 370-mile trip over four days. He was subsequently sent to Güsen II, an underground factory to build German aircraft. On May 5, 1945, Americans liberated Güsen II. At that time, Tuck weighed only 78 pounds. He then spent the next several months recuperating in refugee camps and then immigrated to the United States in 1950.
During his lecture, Tuck will provide important insight and knowledge regarding the Holocaust from someone who personally experienced the tragedy.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Penn State Harrisburg. For more information, contact the center at 717-948-6727.